One Day in Capri

November 13, 2017 36 Comments

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Last week’s post was about the incredible boat ride I took around Capri (including getting to swim in one of the grottos!), and I highly recommend doing it if you visit Capri! It was one of my favorite experiences in Italy (and definitely my favorite on the Amalfi Coast), and we got to see so many amazing sights around the island. With only one day in Capri, the boat ride did take a chunk out of our day (but it was so worth it), and then we had a few hours left to explore the island.

One Day in Capri

After our boat tour, we were starving, so our first mission was to find a restaurant. It was a little past lunchtime so not many places were still open for lunch, but thankfully Lo Zodiaco was. Since we were on an island, we got some seafood and it was all delicious! Morgan was the most adventurous out of us all and while not all of us liked her food, she enjoyed it.

Seafood on Capri

Seafood on Capri

Seafood on Capri

Pizza on Capri

We were seriously starving!

After licking our plates clean, we went off exploring. Capri is a surprisingly large island and it’s actually made up of two towns: Capri and Anacapri. Since we didn’t have a ton of time and wanted to have a more relaxing day, we just explored the town of Capri. You can walk around some near the marina, but the main part of the town is up a hill, and we took the funicular to get there. It’s 2 euros each way and only takes a couple of minutes. 

Lemons in Capri

Do you see the size of those lemons??

Capri

Capri

Restaurant in Capri

Capri

Grey clouds

I was sad that it was cloudy for part of the day, but the clouds made some cool formations!

Houses on Capri

On the funicular, you get to see lots of little homes and lemon trees!

Lemon tree

Capri tram

Capri

View of Capri

The top of the hill had some pretty great views of the water! There are lots of shops and gelaterias to browse, and the town is really cute and colorful, so I took tons of photos (of course). The spot where you get off of the funicular was fairly crowded, but once we got further into the town, it got a lot emptier. We thought about doing the famous chair lift in Anacapri, but the line to get on the bus to get to the chair lift was long and we were a bit short on time, so Stephanie and I just walked leisurely around the town taking photos and eating gelato. I would recommend doing the chair lift if you have time because I’ve heard that it has great views, but you may have to wait in a lot of lines. 

Capri

Tour of Capri

Lemons

Capri

Tour of Capri

Island of Capri

Capri

Capri

Capri

Church on Capri

Church on Capri

Capri

Capri

Capri alley

Stephanie and I wandered down to Augustus Gardens, and it was so beautiful! Everything was starting to bloom, and I couldn’t get enough of all the colorful flowers. Part of the garden and a pathway were blocked off, but we still got to see most of it. There’s also a great viewpoint overlooking the water and the faraglioni, the famous large rock formations off the coast of Capri.

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

I thought this was the coolest looking pathway!

Augustus Gardens

Capri

Capri

Capri

Faraglioni

The Faraglioni

Faraglioni

Faraglioni

Faraglioni

Augustus Gardens

View of Capri

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

Augustus Gardens

After taking tons of photos of the gardens and the water, we started heading back towards the funicular. We could have stayed on Capri longer, but the cheapest ferry back to Positano was in the early evening and the ferries got more expensive later in the day. I would have liked to see more of Capri, but having a relaxing walk around the town instead of rushing through it was really nice! 

View of Capri

Capri

Capri

Downtown Capri

Capri

Capri marching band

While we were waiting for the funicular, a marching band came through!

Capri marching band

Capri marching band

Capri

The funicular was a bit late for some reason, so we were cutting it close on catching our ferry. When we got to the marina, we saw our ferry company and they were actually removing the walkway to the boat! We started screaming at them to wait and sprinted over (and some nice Italians closer to the boat yelled at them to wait, too!), but it turned out they were just adjusting the walkway since the boat was moving around in the choppy water! So we made it on time, and I’m sure we provided some great entertainment for the locals. Four screaming and sprinting Americans must have been quite the sight!

Capri

Capri

Capri

Capri

Capri was probably my favorite spot on the Amalfi Coast, and I highly recommend visiting, even if you only have one day in Capri! I loved how colorful everything was- everything from the water to the architecture. If you’ve been to Capri before, what was your favorite thing about it? 🙂 

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36 Comments

  1. Reply

    Julia

    January 8, 2019

    It’s absolutely stunning there! Makes me miss Italy so much, it’s one of my favourite places in the entire world.

    PS- I love your photos as well!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 9, 2019

      Thank you! 🙂 Italy is one of my favorite places, too!

  2. Reply

    marvin

    July 3, 2018

    Amazing!!! Food looked really good. I want to go now lol

    • Reply

      Julia

      July 3, 2018

      Yes the food was amazing!!

  3. Reply

    Aimee Hill

    February 4, 2018

    Hi, I must say I loved reading this!
    I’m getting married in Furore this year and planning a hen day trip to Capri.
    Do you have any recommendations for us as like yourselves we have little time as my wedding is the next day.
    Many Thanks
    Aimee

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 4, 2018

      I enjoyed everything I did in Capri, so I would recommend everything I did, especially the boat ride!

  4. Reply

    Alexandra

    November 27, 2017

    Ahh, I really need to hop over here from Croatia and see this part of Italy! Looks so breath taking, the food and the landscape!

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 27, 2017

      It’s such a beautiful area!

  5. Reply

    Lena

    November 27, 2017

    I’m too distracted by the delicious looking food to even concentrate on the beautiful scenery!

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 27, 2017

      The food was pretty amazing!

  6. Reply

    Valeria

    November 21, 2017

    Such beautiful pictures! Capri just wondered directly onto my travel bucket list!

    xx, Valeria

    https://perfectblvck.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 21, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  7. Reply

    Lindsey

    November 20, 2017

    This place has been on my bucket list for so long. So nice to see what you can accomplish with only one day! The photos are gorgeous

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 20, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  8. Reply

    Darla

    November 19, 2017

    Wish I made it to Capri when I went! Position was beautiful, but I must go back to see this magical place 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 19, 2017

      Yes it’s definitely worth a visit back! 🙂

  9. Reply

    Sierra

    November 18, 2017

    Ahhhhh, Capri. I only had a day there too, but it was GLORIOUS. The best thing that happened that day was that our rowboat guy at the Blue Grotto broke all the rules and let us jump out and swim inside. I will never, ever forget that experience.

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 19, 2017

      That sounds amazing! I would have loved to swim in the Blue Grotto!

  10. Reply

    MAYI

    November 18, 2017

    What an amazing capture of Capri. Your pictures came out stunning despite the cloudy weather. I would love to go, specially for the delicious seafood!

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 18, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 The food was delicious!

  11. Reply

    Mellissa Williams

    November 18, 2017

    I’ve wanted to go to Capri and Sorrento for such a long time. Your photos are fabulous. It’s such a beautiful area of Italy. I love the funicular. You crammed a lot into your day. I’m very envious!

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 18, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 The Amalfi Coast is definitely worth visiting if you get the chance!

  12. Reply

    Michelle

    November 18, 2017

    Your photos are gorgeous! My husband and I went to Rome for our honeymoon and booked one night in Capri before going to Pompeii. I fell in love with this island and want to live there! One day definitely wasn’t enough for me!

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 18, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 I agree, I want to go back and spend more than one day!

  13. Reply

    Staci

    November 18, 2017

    Your photos are so pretty, I love the flower and the water looks so incredibly blue

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 18, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  14. Reply

    Kalyn Franke

    November 16, 2017

    Your pictures are seriously stunning. I want to go to Capri so badly (after writing about it for a travel writing agency having never been there…) and this just cements my desire to go!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 16, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 It’s definitely worth visiting when you get the chance!

  15. Reply

    Mahima

    November 16, 2017

    Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful pics.

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 16, 2017

      Thanks! 🙂

  16. Reply

    Amy

    November 13, 2017

    You captured so many lovely scenes in one day!

  17. Reply

    Amy

    November 13, 2017

    How beautiful! You captured so much in one day?

    • Reply

      Tina

      November 17, 2017

      ??? Capri! Would love to go back!

      • Reply

        Julia

        November 18, 2017

        Me too! 🙂

  18. Reply

    Shari e

    November 13, 2017

    How beautiful! The flowers are magnificent. Thanks for the wonderful photos. I am adding this to my bucket list.

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 13, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

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